San Fernando Valley Business Journal


Surf’s Up!

Members-only airline taking off as it expands flightsAviation: Will Surf Air’s membership airline business model fly in Burbank?

By Mark Madler April 7, 2014 midnight   $$ Share
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FDA Panel Inflates Stock

Biotech: Body advises OK for MannKind’s inhalable insulin.

Biotech: FDA advisory panel recommends approval for MannKind’s inhalable insulin.

Santa Clarita On a Mission

Trade: Economic agency organizes first China trip.

Trade: The first trade delegation from Santa Clarita to China may face competition from other cities in the county.

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That Country Twang in the Land of Glitz, Glamour

Entertainment: Academy of Country Music keeping Valley headquarters.

Entertainment: The Academy of Country Music calls Encino home.

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Show Casts Light on Couch Maker

‘Inside Job’ scores new employee for Abbyson Living.

Manufacturing: Furniture maker Abbyson Living gets reality TV stardom with an appearance on “Inside Job.”

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Pursuing The Nuclear Option

Simi Valley auctioneer gets some hot business with San Onofre sale.

Liquidation: MRI Auctions sells off equipment from the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

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When a Dog Is More Than A Best Friend

Sylmar non-profit will train blind and their guide dogs at facility.

Non-Profit: Guide Dogs of America expands its Sylmar facilities to better simulate real life with blindness.

Starting a Social Media Movement

Woodbury program teaches entrepreneurs how to change world.

Education: Woodbury University offers a new master’s program in Media for Social Justice.

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A Dirt Cheap Lease

Development: Ground has broken at the Westfield project where tenant Costco scored a long-term deal during the recession.

Development: Costco lease forms the centerpiece of the Village at Westfield Topanga project.

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Mann’s Bionic Man

Attorney David Hankin runs the Alfred Mann Foundation, known for its medical breakthroughs.

Q&A: Chief Executive David Hankin tells how the Alfred Mann Foundation keeps the medical device pipeline full.

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Hilton Foundation Reserves Funds for Cal State

Giving: Camarillo campus gets $300,000 donation for program.

The California Institute for Social Business at Cal State Channel Islands has received a big boost, courtesy of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

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Calabasas Auction House Relocates, Trades Up

Entertainment: Growing props business spurs Profiles in History move.

Profiles in History has relocated to a new space in Calabasas that is much more conducive to its business of auctioning Hollywood memorabilia.

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Nickelodeon Drawing Up Consolidation Plans?

Real Estate: Animation studio to build large office building in Burbank.

Could Nickelodeon Animation Studios be consolidating its Santa Monica operations in Burbank?

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Desert Cool

ZeroHouse 2.0

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Around The Valleys

News and notes from around the greater San Fernando Valley

A state Department of Motor Vehicles branch will open in Granada Hills, where the agency signed a five-year lease for about 35,000 square feet at a shopping center.


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Market Watch Summary

The stock market showed marginal growth during the two-week period ended April 2 as tensions continued between Russia and Ukraine.

Making the World a Better Place

Alfred Mann, true genius.

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What Could Have Been at Santa Susana

Op-Ed: The Field Laboratory was shut down too rapidly without due consideration of beneficial uses.

Op-Ed: Santa Susana cleanup deserves a second look; water infrastructure needs seismic upgrade.

Reducing Our Water Supply to a Drip

The recent spell of minor earthquakes in Southern California and the hundreds of aftershocks that have followed highlight the risks involved in living in a seismically active area.

TAKE TWO - Editorial Cartoon SFVBJ - April 7, 2014

TAKE TWO - This week's Editorial Cartoon by Steve Greenberg

VALLEY BIZ SEEN - April 7, 2014

Photographs of recent business-related events in the valleys, including parties, awards dinners, benefits and other celebrations.

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Horror show

Practical special effects firms struggle in digital era.

Hollywood’s love of computer graphics has put old-fashioned visual effects companies on the hunt for new customers.

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Bruins Go On Offense

Health Care: UCLA’s health system expanding in Valley.

Health Care: New clinics bring UCLA’s academic medicine to the Valley.

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Creative Office Gets on Track

Development: Two projects boost Burbank’s weak market.

Development: Office renters like Burbank’s rehabbed industrial buildings.